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Carica papaya - Papaya - Caricaceae (The Papaya Family)
Carica papaya - Papaya - Carica papaya is a tropical fruit-bearing tree well-known for its edible, melon-like papaya fruits that are yellow to orange and very tasty.
Carica papaya - Carica papaya is a tropical fruit-bearing tree well-known for its edible, melon-like papaya fruits that are yellow to orange and very tasty.


 
11cm/15cm
Price: $26.99
Zone Hardiness: 9-12
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: 4-6'
Flower Colour: White/Cream

Stock Status: Available This Year
Availability: Most plants are ready to ship from May and June onwards.
Product Code: 10717
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Description Fine Print
 
Carica papaya is the species that brings us the delicious papaya fruit. These large, tropical, melon-like fruits are sweet and delicious perfect for fresh eating or smoothies. Plants grow as short-lived trees for up to 10 years usually as a single unbranched trunk with large, dramatic, deeply lobed leaves up to 30 inches wide. The white flowers are borne in the leaf axils. Ripening fruit turns from green to yellow or orange. Good drainage is important. Safest to keep above about 10 degrees Celsius.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant:
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat:
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
  • BC Native: No

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